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There are many things to do in DeTour and the surrounding areas.  These links highlight DeTour, Drummond, Cedarville, Hessel, and Sault Ste. Marie.

Useful Links:
Snowmobile Info: DeTour  |  Cedarville | Drummond Island | Trail Maps
Lighthouse Info:  DRLPS  
ving: DeTour Underwater Preserve
Beaches: Chippewa County Public Beach Info

Ship Info: Vessel Passage/Location  | Boat Nerd Info
Fishing Info: LSSU Fishcam | DeTour Fishing Report |
Boating Info: DeTour Passage Tour | Caribou Lake | DeTour Marina

Boating Charts: CHART 14881 | CHART 14882 | CHART 14883

Weather Radars: New Interactive Radar | Radar Image  |
Weather Forecasts:10 DAY Forecast | Lightning Strike Map
Local News:  Soo Evening News | St. Ignace News | TV 7-4 | TV9-10

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Things to See  
DeTour Reef Lighthouse DeTour has had a lighthouse since 1847, this DeTour Reef Light was built in the 1931. 
DeTour Passage Virtual Photo Tour Take a virtual tour of DeTour Passage, get a feel for the sights and boating in the area.
Ship Watchers Love the View Ships pass by just 500feet off shore
DeTour Marina (including reservations) 88 Slips, 20-80ft, gas, diesel, water, electric, pump-out, overnight stays.
DeTour Botanical Gardens Northern Most Botanical Garden Park in Michigan, on the waterfront, enjoy the nature trail, frog pond and park benches. Great place to view passing freighters.  
DeTour/Drummond Island Ferry Runs hourly year round. 
Caribou Lake Info 825 acre inland lake, with great perch and walleye fishing. 
DeTour Museum and Maritime Park DeTour's 200 years of history can be viewed here, through the exhibits on display.The museum is located at the ferry dock.
Things To Do  

DeTour State Forest Campground

21 sites for tent, trailer use, up to 40-ft. Located on Lake Huron with good beach area, boat access, and fishing opportunity. Rustic campground: vault toilets and hand pump water.
Location  5 miles West of DeTour via M-134

Lime Island State Cabins

Lime Island has 8 Cottages for overnight stay, Tent camping platforms are available. Visitors to the Island must charter or navigate a boat across the St. Mary's River. Vehicle parking is available in DeTour or Raber. Location: about 7 miles NE of DeTour or 2 miles East of Raber, by boat.
SCUBA - DeTour Underwater Preserve We have quite a few wrecks accessible by snorkle, scuba or even by foot. 
Fishing Report

DeTour Atlantic "X" Salmon Derby (early June)

DeTour Salmonfest (First Weekend in August)

Fishing in the area is great, but don't tell anyone.  Atlantic, Pink, King Salmon, Pike, Perch, Walleye, Herring and Trout.  Lots of local Ice Fishing too.
Snowmobile Trail Maps

Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Over 30 miles of groomed trails, check with locals for ice conditions before running on the River or on Caribou. Easy Ferry access to Drummond/Canada and UP.
Golf Courses   Nine within a 1 hour drive/boat ride. The Rock, Drummond Muni, Les Cheneaux, Hessel Ridge, Munoscong, Sault Ste. Marie, St.Ignace, Kincheloe, Wawashkamo (Mackinaw Is.)
HIKE - Miles of DeTour Public Lakeshore We have miles of Sandy and Rocky beaches accessible to visitors.  Find Pudding Stone - and limestone fossils.
ATV/ORV Cranberry Trail Map

ATV/ORV Foreman/Birch Hill Map

3 DNR ORV Trails within 15 miles, Cranberry Lake, Foreman and Birch Hill.  
Leaf Color Tours Local driving tour maps available, or try the annual color tour boat cruise down the St. Marys River.

In the Spring mushroom hunters, bird watchers, fishermen, and early freighter spotters all get a workout. The frosted bows of the freighters chase the late ice out of the  St. Mary's river just off shore through the DeTour Passage.  Numerous types of birds welcome DeTour in the spring months, including robins and blue jays.    

Summer is dominated by water sports, boating, fishing, sailing and beachcombing.    DeTour has a state-run 80 slip marina, two public and several private launch ramps along with the local businesses that support them. Vacation rentals are in full swing during the peak summer months. Restaurants, shops and sporting goods stores thrive during this period, meeting most demands. Join the 4th of July parade, the hot fishing spots, the DeTour Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored Salmon Derby, or just hunt for Pudding Stones on the many beaches that surround DeTour.

Many tourists  take advantage of the slow pace that the fall brings each year. Scenic drives to see the remarkable colors of the changing leaves are common as well as visiting the pumpkin patches to select the perfect fall pumpkin. Check for lodging and restaurant specials at this time.

Being closer to the North Pole than the equator, winter sports thrive in DeTour.   They include snowmobiling, fishing and cross-country skiing. Groomed trails run right into town with restaurants and lodging on or near the trails. Ferry to Drummond Island for a run across the ice to Canada, or hit the trails through the woods to Cedarville or Sault Ste. Marie. Catch perch and walleye through the ice or ski the quiet trails in the secluded woods.

Golf Information

These courses are all within 50miles of DeTour Village.

Les Cheneaux Golf Club - The "Natural"   4Mile Block, Cedarville 906.484.3606 

Hessel Ridge Golf Course 3-Mile Road,  Hessel  906.484.2107  18 Holes  

Munuscong Golf Club   Riverside Drive, Pickford   906-647-9812      

The Oaks at Kincheloe   50 Woodside Drive, Kincheloe    906-495-5706      

Wawashkamo Golf Club   British Landing Road, Mackinac Island  906-847-3871      
St. Ignace Golf and Country Club   915 West US-2, St. Ignace   906-643-8071      

Drummond Island Municipal Course, Airport Rd, Drummond Island, 906- 493-5406

The Rock   33494 South Maxton Road, Drummond Island 906-493-1006       

Sault Ste. Marie CC   1520 Riverside Drive, Sault Ste. Marie   906-632-7812        



:: Try Camping on Lime Island ::
Need a cabin for the night before/after a trip to Lime Island? Email us.

:: DeTour Reef Light Info ::
Contact us to schedule a day time tour, or an overnight stay on the DeTour Reef Light. Located 4 miles off shore.   

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